Incredibly fond memories of everyone who had worked to save my life 31 years ago

04/17/2008
By Wendy
Peoria, AZ

Every year between April 22 and May 2 I think about the wonderful staff at this hospital (although 31 years ago when I was a 7 year-old patient it was called "Children's Health Center").

To this day I have incredibly fond memories of everyone who had worked to save my life when I was a child (not once but twice within a 10 day period of time). Dr. Sane, who I have learned has retired, Dr. Roback, Dr. Scherling, all of the nurses, Child Life staff, and even the janitorial staff all played such a large role in not only my recovery, but also helped to form me into the adult that I am today.

When anyone asks me about my experiences as a child with Cancer, I always tell them that it was a wonderful experience, which I would never change because of the amazing people who I came into contact with while I was ill.

Thank you to staff of yesterday and today for everything that you do. Your dedication and carrying will last and continue long past your years because of what you do for the children who go through your hospital.